HIPAA IT Audit Checklist

Use this HIPAA IT Audit Checklist to enhance your organization's adherence to healthcare data security standards, ensuring compliance and safe patient data.​

HIPAA IT Audit Checklist



HIPAA Audit

1. Has an audit and comparison of terminations been conducted in the Active Directory and EMR systems?


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2. Has an inventory and audit system access by business associate employees, including physician office affiliates, been completed?


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3. Has an audit been conducted using CMS Guidance for HIPAA Security?


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4. Have cybersecurity tactical simulations been performed, including scenarios from the latest industry threats?


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5. Have random reports on user access during normal work hours been pulled, and has any suspicious off-hour usage been assessed and audited?


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6. Have table-top tests of the Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity plan been conducted?


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7. Has a random audit for operational policy and procedure readiness been performed?


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8. Has an intrusion vulnerability audit been conducted, comparing current server patches against the patch list?


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9. Has an audit of PCI data in transit been performed to confirm proper encryption and conformity to standards?


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10. Have random facility walkthrough audits been conducted?


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11. Has an audit for unauthorized or inappropriate record access by employees and business associates been completed?


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12. Has virus detection testing been conducted, using detection alerts and random reviews of PC workstations to confirm the integrity of virus protection software?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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